Saturday, October 26, 2013

Cramps and pins needles in a child with diarrhea


hi i was wondering if you could help advise, i have a 2yr old daughter who is dairy and lactose intolerant, and also has abnormal stools very loose and complete with her previous meal that are still under investigation for, she is on imodiub syrup 10ml 4xs a day at the moment to try, but whats worrying me is shes having what i think are cramps or pins and needles, every day and during the night in both her hands and feet, screams with the pain until i rub them and they go


Wonder whether your child is having electrolyte imbalance due to diarrhea. You can try giving some salts and fruit juice containing potassium. Electrolyte imbalance cause muscle cramps and pins and needles. If it is severe your child may need to undergo certain blood tests such as serum electrolytes.

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